Reporting on-the-job injuries and unsafe working conditions on the railroads is still risky, despite the implementation of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, but progress has been made, reported representatives from the BLET and BMWED.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined United States Department of Transportation secretary Ray LaHood (who’s from Peoria) and Senator Dick Durbin on a special Amtrak train in Joliet on their way to Normal. They met to ride on a rebuilt stretch of track which carried their train at a top speed of 111 miles per hour (MPH).
BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce today blasted a careless and inaccurate report published in the Washington Post, calling on the newspaper to issue an apology to the men and women who operate Amtrak’s locomotives.
Welcome to the Rail Conference web page. We hope this website will serve as a source of information on the latest developments in the Conference.The Teamsters Rail Conference is the organization created by the mergers of the BLET and the BMWED into the Teamsters Union.
High Alert: Workers Warn of Security Gaps on the Nation’s Railroads provides basic, common-sense requirements and more complex procedures to ensure that the employees who work on the nation’s railroad and the residents who live near them are indeed safe and secure.